Porsche unveiled the Panamera S Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a 3.0 liter V6 compressor engine with an output of 333 HP combined with an electric motor that added an extra 47 HP, but that was only the beginning of the Italian automaker’s trip through hybrid way. Porsche has just announced they will be unveiling a plug-in version of the Panamera luxury sedan sometime in 2014.
Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid model will be the 918 Spyder , but it will be followed by more variants, including one for the Cayenne . Plug-in hybrid models have the advantage of being able to only be used as an electric model for short distances. Porsche promises that while running on electric only, the Panamera will have an autonomy of 19 miles on a full charge of its batteries.
The future Panamera plug-in hybrid will be powered by an electric motor and battery pack backed up by a gasoline or diesel engine that extends driving range and recharges the battery.
Sales for the new Panamera plug-in hybrid will begin in 2014.
gallery: Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
gallery: Porsche Panamera